Els Mommers – Series #3 – Complementary
ARTIST STATEMENT : COMPLEMENTARY/CONTRAST : LOCK 3
The challenge for the third quilt in this series was to use the same subject but in complementary colours and we had to use one of the colours that we worked with in the abstract piece.
My background in the abstract piece was purple and to have even more contrast in the series, I choose bright yellow for the background wall in this piece.
I was not satisfied with the first background I made because it was not bright enough, so I decided to start over and used two colors yellow tissue paper that I wrinkled and glued to a bright yellow cotton.
This fabric paper was then stencilled with purple acrylic paint and a woodgrain stencil.
I made a new lock design and cut the lock and the hinge out of dark purple hand dyed fabric. On top of it I ironed gold painted wonder-under and to fuse it to the background I also used wonder-under.
For the background of the keyhole I painted tyvek with dark purple and gold acrylic paint and shrunk it by ironing. The keyhole itself is yellow cotton fused and sewed on top of it.
On the lock I thread painted the brand name: My-Lock and the keyhole in yellow , as I did with the outlines. Shade is thread painted in dark purple. The outline of the hinge is painted with a black fabric marker.
I fused a little piece of dark pink on the lock to spice it up a little and made some pink shadow with an inktense pencil.
The whole piece is quilted with purple thread in the wood grain pattern and finished off with a facing.
The bolts in the lock and the keyhole background are metal yellow rivets that go through the fabric.
Material: cotton fabric, hand dyed fabric, batting 80/20, tissuepaper, , tyvek, painted and plain wonder-under, cotton and polyester thread, metal rivets.
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